karnik jain karnik.jain at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 16:00:19 CET 2010

Hello Sir,

Thank you so much for spending valuable time of yours for the reply.

As per my understanding of RFC 2865,

It is clearly written in section 5.0 of RFC 2865 that

“text      1-253 octets containing UTF-8 encoded 10646 [7] characters.
Text of length zero (0) MUST NOT be sent; omit the entire attribute

 So, It has to be converted into UTF-8 as per *RFC 3629 - UTF-8, a
transformation format of ISO 10646 *at the time of sending

 ACCESS REQUEST packet to RADIUS server by NAS and same it has to be
decoded by NAS when it is being received from server

 in ACCESS ACCEPT packet.

 If it would be compatible to each other than What is the need of
including above statement in RFC-2865 clearly?


 I am totally confused by your statement that “*there is no need of
conversion as it is compatible”.*

 I have searched a lot regarding this thing and I am not able to find
any such thing as said by you.

 I am also able to find one open source library named *iconv* which
can does this encoding and decoding task.

*Can you please tell me that? *

*From where I can find the information regarding US-ASCII & UTF-8
compatibleness as per your reply or any RFC number if it is known to



*Looking forward to your positive reply at your earliest,*

*- Karnik Jain*

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at deployingradius.com>wrote:

> karnik jain wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have downloaded the free radius server and successfully installed on
> > linux machine..
> > Can you please tell me that does your this implimentation supports the
> > US-ASCII to UTF-8 conversion
>  They are compatible.  No conversion is required.
> > as you are saying this is compliant to RFC 2865 ?
>  Yes.
>  Alan DeKok
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